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Fistral Beach, Newquay
(4.6/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web)
The surfing at Fistral Beach is legendary due to its west-facing position, which exposes the golden sands to Atlantic swells. You can rent everything for your entire family to surf or bodyboard at the "Surf Hire" station, as well as sign up for lessons for every skill level. The Fistral Complex, a touristy mall right on the beach, offers shopping and a quick bite. If you're feeling adventurous and want to see more of the coast, go on a coasteering adventure. Guides lead you along the coast, through caves, up cliffs, and around pools of water where you'll see seals and diverse sea creatures. Arrange your visit to Fistral Beach and discover more family-friendly attractions in Newquay using our Newquay trip generator.
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  • One of my favorite beaches in Cornwall! Could spend hours watching waves and listening the music of the ocean. There is nice variety of food places and shops at the entrance to the beach. Perfect plac...  more »
  • Perfect place for a winter beach walk. Seems always someone in the sea surfing, which makes it more interesting 
  • Walked along the coastal path and the beach. Easy going generally but take care with foot ware because we did negotiate some slippery rocks at some points. 
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  • Me and my partner stayed at the Fistral Beach Hotel recently. On arrival we were welcomed by one of the team who was very attentive and helpful. When we got to our room there were rose Petals and balloons wishing us a Happy Anniversary, which was lovely. During our stay Breakfast was included which had a great selection on the menu, We also eat at the Dune restaurant on the first evening and we enjoyed drinks at the bar on a couple of nights. Although the staff were very friendly in the bar area, there was a delay when it came to taking orders and delivering them, on one occasion we waited half an hour for a drink, as well as breakfast time, It did take one morning over 20 minutes just to be given a cup of coffee! We both had a spa treatment and Summer the girl who carried out my massage was extremely polite and friendly. I would recommend staying at the hotel however there was a couple of disappointments which was the car-park and the lifts! The car-park is very narrow and limited for spaces, we didn't want to drive too far in the evenings as one time when we did there were no spaces left on our return! I was not actually told that we could reserve parking spaces until the end of our stay. The lifts were also very small and very slow, waiting up to 5 minutes just to get in 1! Overall we had a pleasant stay and I would visit the hotel again.
  • This is a great beach and is well known around the world by people who love surfing. However it's rather a victim of its success because the beach and sea are often too crowded to make it an enjoyable experience. It's a shame because it's arguably the best surfing beach in Britain.
  • Beautiful beach, great shops, manged to park on a busy day. Really fantastic family day out. Great for surfing early morning and at dusk to avoid the crowds. Boardmasters is a well ran and fun festival to attend.
  • Beautiful setting. Yellow sand. Surfers Paradise. Great waves. Very busy. Great food options. Parking can be a problem.
  • We loved it there and we had a good time. It has its own car park and it is relatively easy to get into. We would totally recommend this to any families looking for a day out. The only problem is that it can get full.